Sceptred Isles

Most migrants and refugees want a place

Where people won’t judge simply on race

Hearing of isles with tolerance and care

If it was you, wouldn’t you try to go there?

 

Looking for a better life

Less danger and hardship for family and wife

Not demanding how it must be

Willing to integrate with you and me

 

Britishness is a frame of mind

From ancient settlers and more recent kind

Our diversity matters, it’s made us great

Different views, productive debate

 

Working together to create common wealth

Valuing freedoms and national health

Respecting others’ beliefs, and those with none

Recognising arguments aren’t won by the gun

 

Those who feel this is not for them

Need not remain just to condemn

Perhaps another utopia exists elsewhere

But think on, don’t we have it, right just here?